FAN HSF SERIES HOSTS SECOND QUALIFIER ON LAKE TRAVIS

The City of Jonestown, Texas and Jones Brothers Park hosted the second FAN HSF qualifier on Lake Travis, October 29. We were blessed with a beautiful fall day with morning temperatures in the mid 60’s and mid 80’s for the afternoon weigh-in.
Sixty-two teams ascended onto Jones Brothers Park for the second tournament of the season and a chance to qualify for the Chase for the Championship with over $6,000 in Scholarship funds and the coveted Berkley Select Anglers of the Year Award.

CHECK OUT THE LAKE TRAVIS WRAP UP ON FAN TV HERE

CHASE FOR THE CHAMPIONS and The Berkley Select Anglers of the Year Standings

Parker Wagner and Cameron Reagon from Lake Travis High School take back to back victories with another win on Lake Travis with only 3 bass including the 7.26 pound Kistler Big Bass for a total weight of 10.97 pounds and currently lead the Berkley AOY chase.

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“Because Lake Travis is our home lake, we were able to pre-fish quite a few times,” Wagner said.  “We found that most of the fish were staging on main lake points with shelves and hitting topwater spooks any time of the day. Tournament morning, we were confident in the spook and the spots we had found, but after throwing the spook for about an hour, we had only caught one keeper and knew that we had to change our approach.

So, we switched to a Texas rigged beaver tail craw and fished wind-blown points that we had found pre-fishing” Wagner continued. “One of our first bites on the craw was the 7.26 pound bass that was on a spot that we knew had good fish on it. The day really slowed down after that, we caught lots of 13.5 in. bass, but none over 14 until 20 minutes before weigh-in.

We ended the day with only three keepers in the well, but one of them was a kicker. Cameron and I were fortunate enough to win the tournament, but at the end of the day we need to give the glory to God and be thankful for the opportunity that he has given us. Thank you to Faith Angler Network for hosting the event and to all of our sponsors who make these amazing opportunities possible,” Wagner concluded.

Parker and Cameron took home two beautiful trophies and Abu Garcia Vendetta casting rods with Abu Garcia Pro Max reels, PLUS the Kistler Big Bass Award for that beautiful 7.69 largemouth bass. Captain Todd Wagner won the Academy Captain Incentive award of a $50 Academy Gift Card and a Co-Branded FAN/Academy Magellan Fishing Shirt.

Braxton Worry and Cody Buerkle from Round Rock High School took second place honors with a five fish limit weighing 9.72 pounds

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They each took home an Abu Garcia Pro Max Low Profile Casting Rod and Reel Combo and a second place trophy.

Coming in third from Magnolia West HS was the team of Aaron Batten and Trevor Don with four fish at 9.48 pounds. They each won a large Berkley PowerBait Tackle Bag and a pair of third place trophies.

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“We caught over 40 fish that day but the hard part was getting bigger fish,” Batten said.  “We started off the day fishing in a creek about half way in. Within the first couple of casts we immediately started to get blow ups. I was throwing a topwater popper with an Ardent Apex Tournament reel. The fish would come up schooling all around us, but what we found was that the bigger fish seemed to be hanging around the flood bushes in shallower water.

We got our first three keepers by 8:30am,” Batten continued.  “Then, after the topwater bite shut off it was a struggle. We kept catching fish on pretty much anything. I caught a few on the Gambler Lures Super Stud White Lightning. Then, we started fishing floating marinas throwing slow sinking type baits. I was throwing a wacky work and my partner was using a weightless senko Texas rigged.  The fish were suspended right under the floating pilings; that’s how we got our 4th keeper for the day.

 We wouldn’t have been able to fish this tournament if it wasn’t for Meeks Outboard Services. Our motor had a small oil leak and we took it to those guys and they did a great job on working with us to get the boat back in time for the tournament,” Batten concluded.

Tournament Stats
Total Teams: 62
Total Fish: 120 Ave.            Fish per Team: 1
Total Released: 117             Ave. Weight per Team: 3.66
Total Fish Weight: 223.47    Ave. Weight per Fish: 1.86

Wrapping up the top 10 teams:
4 Harrison Babbitt – Titus Hall –          LT               8.73
5 Casey Aubin – Daniel Cauley –        TBA           8.14
6 Ethan Bratton – Jacob Lambert –      RR           7.93
7 Salvador Alanis – Marcelo Alanis –    LT            7.91
8 Cameron Carter – Dawson Jones –   Magnolia 7.50
9 Hunter Amidon – Justin Andrade –     Bowie      7.26
10 Braeten Weyel – Tucker Weyel –     STBC       7.13

You can see all the results and photos in the tournament section HERE

This event would not be possible without the volunteers and staff that put everything together, from helping check in, set up, cook hotdogs, launch boats, park trucks, merchandising and getting it all back into the trailer. Thank you sincerely: Justin Rieger, Mary Anderson, Colt Anderson, Doug, Valerie and CJ Cruts, Jon Sigman, Stephanie Cook, John Hyndman, and the many others that jumped in to assist.

We’d also like to thank all of our 2016/17 Sponsors and Supporters and ask that you give them a chance to earn your business when the opportunity arises.

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GEORGE ROGERS CLARK HIGH SCHOOL TO HOST TOURNAMENT

George Rogers Clark High School Fishing Tournament

WHEN:  December 3, 2016

WHERE: Cave Run Lake, Alfrey Boat Ramp

TAKE/OFF- WEIGH-IN:  8am-3pm

*Must be SAF member

$25 entry fee per team

Boat captain pot $10

For more information call Billy Damron at 859-398-6274

 

GILMER HIGH SCHOOL TO POSTPONE EVENT DUE TO WILDFIRES

Gilmer High School was scheduled to host a SAF tournament on Carter’s Lake Saturday, November 12.  However, the Rough Ridge wildfire has caused the tournament to be canceled with a reschedule possibility for mid-March.

Please email team sponsor Rusty Logan at rusty.logan@gilmerschools.com with any questions.

DELTA TEEN TEAM OPEN NOVEMBER 20

Delta Teen Team of Oakley, CA is hosting a tournament on the California Delta for JUNIOR ANGLERS and STUDENT ANGLERS

Where: Russo’s Marina, Bethel Island, CA

Tournament Date: November 20

Check In: 5am at Russo’s

Weigh In: Starts at 1pm

Picnic Lunch for Boaters and Anglers after the weigh in Awards Ceremony to follow.
All anglers must be current active Junior or Student Anglers with TBF/FLW membership. You must have your membership numbers. Anglers can compete as Junior Anglers (individual 5 fish limit) OR as Student Anglers (High School Teams, 5 fish limit per team)

Registration Fee is $25 per angler includes launch fee, awards, raffle and lunch for anglers and boaters. You must register by 8pm Thursday, November 17 to receive your free raffle tickets.

Call or email for Registration Forms and information: Barry Sterud, email: s2bsterud@aol.com cell:925-584-6868 Checks payable to Delta Teen Team, mailed to Barry Sterud, 5050 Neroly Rd., Oakley, CA 94561

Boaters Needed**
Safe boaters are needed to give kids an opportunity to compete in Bass Tournaments. Boaters must be at least 19 years old and out of high school. Boats must be a safe fishing platform for two anglers with a boater/coach aboard and must have live wells or another means of keeping fish alive. Boaters serve as coaches for these events and can help net and care for fish and advise anglers. All boats must be fitted with kill switches. To be a boater/coach for this event, please call: Barry Sterud, 925-584-6868

LAKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FISHING CLUB ANNOUNCES TOURNAMENT

DATE: NOV 6TH 5am check in, blastoff first safe light, weigh in 1pm

DEADLINE: NOV 1ST 8PM

PLACE: RED BUD PARK  14655 BALL PARK Clearlake, CA 95422

COST: $25.00 Per Angler

Lunch Provided

Awards and Raffles!

Contact : Deanna Goff 707-245-4833

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